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John Stevens 2014

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John Stevens
Blackletter: Modern Gothic Need Not Be an Oxymoron
April 5-6, 2014


Brush
W&N 995 1/2" flat brush.
#2 W&N Series 7 is optional. Because of a problem with US Customs, W&N Series 7 and some other sable brushes are not currently available in the USA. John tested Raphael 8404 Kolinsky Sable brushes and found them to be suitable.
Rekab brush (optional). This is a round ferrule, chisel edge brush.
BR01. W&N 995 Chisel Lettering Brush. $19.29. JNB $14.27
BR47. Raphael Kolinsky 8408 Brushes. #2 $35.75. SALE $26.81
BR12. Rekab Brushes. #5. $20.61. JNB $18.55

Pens -- Bring what you have, including Brause, Mitchell and Speedball. Also Automatic pens and Pilot Parallel pens (2.4 mm and 3.8 mm)
N02-S9. Brause Set of 9 Nibs. $19.71. JNB 17.58
N02. Brause Calligraphy Nibs. Specify size. $2.19. JNB $2.00
N04-S10B. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (10 Res) $12.95
N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand). Specify size. $1.49. JNB $.85
N09-S6. Speedball C Set of 6 Nibs. $11.99
N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs. Specify size. $2.19
FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen. Specify size 1.5mm, 2.4mm, 3.8mm, 6.0mm
FP68. Pilot Parallel Pen. Specify size 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4.5mm (modified from sizes above.)

InkA special tempera paint (show card) will be supplied. You will need ink for brush and for pen. For brush, John recommends the supplied tempera paint. Next best for brush is gouache. The other writing fluids are more for the pen, but also work with the brush.
Pelikan 4001 or Higgins Eternal. Gouache, watercolor, or stick ink (John does not recommend bottled sumi for Western brush writing.) (optional).
I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink. 2oz. $10.99. JNB $9.89
I08. Higgins Eternal. 2oz. $4.39. JNB $3.95
WNG331. W&N Gouache: Ivory Black $9.49
WNG335. W&N Gouache: Jet Black. $9.49
I70. Moon Palace Sumi. 6oz. $12.95
IS19. Ink Stone $29.95
IS29 Chinese Dense Black Ink Stick $29.00

Texts -- Some as short as 2 or 3 words, then a sentence or two.

Paper -- bond paper is fine if it does not bleed. Kraft paper will be supplied.
P39. Cotton Comp Pad. 11x14. $16.21. JNB $12.97
P100-11. Strathmore 400 Series 11x14 Pad. $9.95. JNB $8.96
P20-50. JNB 11x17 Practice Pad 50 Sheets. $6.50
P20-100. JNB 11x17 Practice Pad 100 Sheets. $11.95

Pencils -- HB - 2B for drawing. 4H for ruling lines.
S142. Design Drawing Pencils. Specify hardness. $1.25

Other items like
masking tape
palette This is a flat palette for loading and shaping your brush (not one with wells for mixing color): a styrofoam plate, a piece of glass (sharp edges taped or rounded), butcher's tray, palette paper.
S777. Butcher's Tray 7.5x11 inches. $11.50
P365. Strathmore Paper Palette Pad. 9x12. $7.89
water container,
S731. Foldable Water Container (specify red or blue) $8.80

paper towels,
straight edge for ruling lines,
S271. Metal Ruler, 18 inches. $5.50
S753. 18" Plastic T-Square $4.99
small brush for loading pens,
BR43. Mixing Brushes, pk of 3. $1.20
note-taking stuff.



BR01. W&N 995 Chisel Lettering Brush
Chisel Edged Lettering Brush

The standard brush recommended by John Stevens, Carl Rohrs and other instructors for chisel-edged alphabets. Golden nylon flat watercolor brush with seamless nickel ferrules and clear plastic handle. Durable and responsive.
Winsor and Newton Series 995 flat watercolor brush.

Choose from three sizes:

½"
¾"
1"

Change size selector to see sale prices.




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Your Price $20.29

BR47. Raphael Kolinsky 8408 Brushes
Raphael Kolinsky Sable Extra Fine Point Round Watercolor Brush

The same superior quality sable as the 8404 (BR46), but an extra-fine tapered point with a smaller belly for quick, precise strokes. Extremely responsive tip. (The photo shows the shape, but not the size of the brushes)

These bushes are handmade with the finest Kolinsky Red Sable. Multiple hair lengths ensure tightest possible point and a full belly for a high paint load. They have superior resiliency, spring and snap. Recommended by Rosemary Buczek for illumination.

Prices listed are 15% off retail!





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Your Price $27.75

BR12. Rekab Brush
Rekab Brushes Series 311

John Stevens uses these round ferrule, chisel-edged Rekab brushes for smaller Roman lettering as well as for a variety of other styles. John uses these along with flat ferrule chisel-edged brushes for his brush lettering. These quality sable brushes, imported from Israel, with proper care will last for 20 years or more. These are called "Showcard" or "One Stroke Brushes." They are more versatile than flat ferrule, chisel edge brushes, but they take a bit more skill to use. John recommends the #5 to start with. For a wider range of sizes, he suggests adding the #3 & #7.

#3 -- 1/8"
#4 -- 3/16"
#5 -- 1/4"
#6 -- 5/16"
#7 -- 3/8"




Options:
Your Price $14.02

N02-S9. Brause Set of 9 Nibs
Widely used by professionals, the Brause Nibs are also the best calligraphy nibs for beginners. Stiff, durable high-quality nibs from Germany. Oblique cut calligraphy nibs, with the reservoir on top. If you have a heavy hand, Brause Nibs will work well. You can't go wrong with these chisel edged dip nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), and other hands. (Bandzung)

Sizes in set:
0.5mm
0.75mm
1.0 mm
1.5 mm
2.0 mm
2.5 mm
3.0 mm
4.0 mm
5.0 mm






Your Price $19.71

N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, Italic, Uncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




Options:
Your Price $1.45

N04-S10A. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (2 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell (Rexel Round Hand) Nibs with 2 reservoirs.
Included: Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible dip pen nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Uncials, Roman Caps, and Foundational Hand. Widely used by professional calligraphers (with and without the reservoirs); however, some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Additional reservoirs may be purchased separately.

See N05-S10A for Left Hand.



Your Price

N04-S10B. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (10 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs with 10 Reservoirs.
Included sizes: 0 (3.3mm), 1( 3mm), 1-1/2 (2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2 (1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2 (1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5 (.75mm), 6 (.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular dip pen nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See item N05-S10B for the Left-Hand Set.



Your Price

N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.




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N09-S6. Speedball C Set of 6 Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. Sizes: C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5. C-0 is largest, C-5 is smallest. Speedball C nibs are best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily, so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

Size C-6 is available, but not in the set.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.



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FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen
Pilot Parallel Pen

Extremely smooth writing from this pen, offering crisp edges and sharp hairlines. Nib point consists of two parallel metal plates and allows for lettering in two sizes. Use the 0.5mm edge for sharp, monoline writing or use the broad edge for calligraphic writing. You can also produce color-blended letters by touching ink from one pen to a second pen loaded with another color. Available in four sizes, includes one red and one black cartridge and a cleaning bladder.

Specify size:
1.5mm
2.4mm
3.8mm
6.0mm

Formerly available as code numbers:
FP67-1.5
FP67-2.4
FP67-3.8
FP67-6.0




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